Early Detection of Coeliac Disease
This project was designed to tackle the issue of under-diagnosis of coeliac disease in the UK population, by making use of the accessibility and capacity of community pharmacies to provide point-of-care tests for people buying prescription or over-the-counter medications that indicate the potential for coeliac disease.
Over 500 people were tested in sixteen community pharmacies across England.
This was not a commissioned service, it was funded by Coeliac UK and supported by the National Association for Primary Care and the Practice Innovation Network.
Location of service
Not commissioned - Funded by a charity
Method of commissioning
Source of funding
Other organisations involved
Start date: 01/04/2015
End date: 31/10/2015
Online modules on recognising and understanding coeliac disease along with further information provided by Coeliac UK, manufacturers’ training on the use of the POCTs and additional training on the audit processes and procedures were provided to the pharmacies involved.